Saturday, September 4, 2010

Laundry Wisdom

I have decided to jump on the Subway Art bandwagon!

I have been meaning to make some art for my laundry room, and finally got around to it this week. 

I made a some Subway Art with my personal laundry philosophy. 

(My {real} personal laundry philosophy is "Empty your pockets, or it's mine, and God help you if you leave a pen in there and I miss it!" but that is way too long to put on this sign.)




I got this tray at the dollar store a while back, and it has been in my cupboard of things to make over. Finally, it is this guy's turn!

The peaches sign is just paper that was glued on, so I pulled it off (aided by a spritz or two of water) and used a green scrubby to "sand" off the bit that stuck.

Subway Art is relatively simple. Here and here are some good tutorials for different methods.




Deep, right?

Disagree? Want to learn to fold fitted sheets? Here is an instructional video. I find it telling that it was made by a dude...

I'm linking this to Crystal's Laundry Room Craft Challenge, at Crystal's Craft Spot,
&
Jen's Subway Art Party @ Tatertots & Jello

as well as some of these parties!

<3 AmberLou

25 comments:

  1. I love it !!! Subway Art is so fun I love to make
    ART for all the seasons!!

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  2. Those are super cute and I totally agree with life being too short to fold fitted sheets!! LOL
    :)
    Courtney
    ThePaisleyAbbey.com

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  3. Thats cute!!! I gave up on fitted sheets when my mom first showed me how. I don't know HOW she gets them folded flat and neat... My husband and I just ball it up and throw it in the closet.. oops, did I say that? lol Most of the time it gets washed and put back on the bed though

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  4. HaHa I love that quote. Its so true and a your sign is so cute. Thanks for linking up!

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  5. Great post! Loving the original, but too long sentiment! Just dropped by to remind you that my Pretty Packages Party starts today...I'd love for you to stop by! http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2010/09/pretty-packages-party-2.html
    smiles!

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  6. I save all the fitted sheets for my DH to fold. He can fold them so well that I can't tell a fitted from a flat when they are stacked on the shelf. LOL

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  7. Too cute! I agree, I don't fold fitted sheets. The *ONLY* time I fold them is when I take the lighter cotton sheets off the beds in the fall to store away, and put on the heavier flannel sheets for cold weather. Then reversing that procedure in the spring. So, I guess I do it, but only 2 times per year!

    Otherwise, it's wash, dry, and put the sheets right back on the beds!

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  8. So true, so true!! My philosophy too!! Great subway art.

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  9. Just adorable!! Do I have to tell you how I fold my fitted sheets....? You don't really want to know.... lol!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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  10. haha! Love that :) the color is great too.

    ~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  11. I like it! Thanks for joining us this week!
    {Rebekah}

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  12. So fun!!! I agree with the sign! :)

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  13. It's precious! Visiting from It's So Very Cheri. TFS!

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  14. Ha ha.. love your mottos! I HATE folding fitted sheets. I just wad the up.

    Oh, I hate putting them the bed too!

    ~ The Speckled Dog

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  15. Too fun! And so true. Love the sign.

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  16. That is very funny and completely true... :)

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  17. very cute! I love fun phrases about laundry! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  18. AMEN!!! I came over strictly for the fact that I liked what your sign said!! It's perfect! I don't do the laundry in our home (my poor hubs), but I do wind up with folding duty most of the time! Love the sign!

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  19. Ha-ha--I love this saying, thanks for sharing!

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  20. gave you an award at my blog

    kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  21. Ok I seriously just laughed out loud!!! This is great!!! First it's super cute AND hilarious!!! I am pretty sure I'm going to have to steal (cough, cough... borrow!) this idea!!! LOVE it :)

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